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A Richard Goulis retrospective at RIC’s Bannister Gallery

Sometimes I think if Richard Goulis had lived in New York or Los Angeles he'd be in the art history books, instead of being a guy from Providence whom we cherish for making our town a bit more crazy and dangerous and wondrous.
Escape artist
By GREG COOK  |  March 22, 2013

Two sides of Daniel Heyman; plus, RIC’s faculty exhibit

Beginning in 2005, Daniel Heyman traveled to Jordan and Turkey with American lawyers, collecting testimony from Iraqis of human rights abuses.
War and peace
By GREG COOK  |  September 21, 2012

‘Distillation’ at RIC; Salvatore Mancini at Candita Clayton

At first, the approaches of abstract painters Lisa Russell and Mary Bucci McCoy can appear opposite.
The purity of paint
By GREG COOK  |  April 20, 2012

‘#Occupy’ at Yellow Peril; Roger Shimomura at RIC

The art world and the Occupy movement have a somewhat awkward relationship.
Artist’s statements
By GREG COOK  |  March 30, 2012

Buck Hastings’s ‘Vibes & Stuff’ at AS220; ‘Acquire/Inquire’ at RIC

The first painting in Providence artist Buck Hastings's series Vibes & Stuff at AS220's main gallery features quick, flat brushstrokes that give a curious paint-by-number feel to what appears to be an abstracted shrub.
Accidentally on purpose
By GREG COOK  |  March 16, 2012

'Beverages, bitches, and bikinis' reconsidered

"Beverages, Bitches and Bikinis" doesn't sound like an event you'd expect a state campus to support. Yet that is the title originally proposed for an event sponsored by WXIN, the student radio station at state-supported Rhode Island College.
Radio Waves
By MARY ANN SORENTINO  |  October 15, 2010

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Mixing it up

It seems like a simple exercise you might give students: Get a bunch of plastic bottles, lots of thread, and make some art from it. It's the kind of assignment teachers give to get students thinking about sculptural form and structure. And usually the
"Two Sculptors and a Painter" at RIC's Bannister Gallery
By GREG COOK  |  June 26, 2009